Diseases from Asbestos Exposure

Monmouth County Asbestos Exposure Attorneys

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Asbestos was used to insulate buildings for years all the way through the 1980s. It was extensively used in shipyards and in car brakes and clutches. In fact, New Jersey was home to several asbestos manufacturing plants. Years prior to that, studies began linking asbestos exposure to an increased risk of cancer, in particular, lung cancer and mesothelioma. However, asbestos users and manufacturers did not stop using this poisonous material, similar to the way that tobacco companies pretended there was no connection between smoking and cancer.

Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. fights for those affected by asbestos

Our founding lawyer, Frances Tomes, was among the few lawyers nationwide who spearheaded the movement for justice for the people stricken with asbestosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer and other terminal illnesses as a result of their employer’s failure to warn them of the dangers of asbestos exposure. This was in the 1980s. Since that time, Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. has represented thousands of victims of asbestos exposure as well as the families of those who have lost loved ones due to toxic exposure. The attorneys at our firm pride themselves in fighting on behalf of those who have been injured and need strong legal representation to obtain the compensation they are entitled to.

If you believe your exposure to asbestos has caused your illness or you have a loved one who has an asbestos-related disease, we may be able to help you recover compensation to care for you and your family. We also represent clients who suffered serious harm from exposure to other pollutants and carcinogens, including benzene.

How does asbestos contribute to disease?

Even the exposure to small amounts of asbestos fibers can cause problems in the lungs. These fibers stick to the lining of the lungs and there is no way to remove them. Diseases that can develop from this type of toxic exposure include:

  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis

Relentless, thorough, and aggressive help from a Freehold asbestos exposure lawyers

Our founding attorney, Frances Tomes, was one of three trial attorneys representing plaintiffs in the first multi-plaintiff trial in asbestos litigation resulting in a combined verdict of over $1 million. She has also handled numerous other multi-plaintiff litigation cases. You have a right to attorneys who will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of compensation for serious injuries, attorneys with a proven track record, attorneys who know how to win. Innocent victims of asbestos exposure need an experienced, Freehold, New Jersey lawyer to protect their rights. Please contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. today for a free consultation to begin investigating the circumstances surrounding your asbestos-related illness.